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issue of mental health. >>> a community in mourning, shaken by this tragedy but tonight there's a tremendous outpouring of support. laura anthony is live tonight in sandy hook, connecticut, where she spoke with friends of the victims. reporter: hi, ama. here's the latest on the investigation. the police had a press conference this afternoon. they have collected a large amount of evidence from the home the shooter shared with miss mother. if they found evidence of a motive they're not sharing that information just yet. why tide -- what they told us is the hundreds of requires fired inside the school, he left behind a large cache of ammunition. >> high capacity magazines. >> today connecticut state police revealed that as much damage as he did inside sandy hook elementary, he was poised to do much more. with hundreds of round of unspent bullets found inside the school in 30-round magazines. >> high capacity magazines for the rifle. and multiple magazines for the rifle. and multiple magazines for both handguns. reporter: meantime, thousands came to this tiny new england village t
role has comforter in chief as a father himself, helping to heal a nation in mourning. he is speaking with the families at this hour and around this country tonight, outside philadelphia, a vigil for the victims. in washington, d.c., remembering them with song, holding candles against the night. at a church in detroit, keeping the children, the teachers, in their prayers. and on television today, nfl players, like the teams in the new orleans superdome offering a moment of silence. and this evening a new image of the gunman, adam lanza in a sixth grade yearbook picture years before he would take the lives of 12 little girls, eight little boys and the six women who taught and guided them. our ern tire -- entire abc news team is on the grounds tonight and we begin with the portraits of the lives lost. ♪ this is an abc news special report. tragedy at sandy hook. >> good evening to all of you, i'm diane sawyer, here with george stephanopoulos at abc htd quarters in new york and we sboin you on the air this sunday night because the people of newtown, connecticut are holding a vigil and p
of the tragedy that struck newtown, connecticut, one week ago. yet even as this nation comes together to mourn, we remain deeply divided. all weeknight line has dedicated our broadcast to examining the complex relationship between america and its guns. tonight the most divisive day yet. here's my coanchor, terry moran. >> reporter: in newtown this morning, silence, one week after the children screaming and the madman shooting. sigh length across the country. silence in the oval office. and that ancient marker of mourning and remembrance, church bells. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: the pain is still raw, the horror still fresh. but in washington the debate is already beginning and today a key voice, a powerful voice was at last heard. >> the national rifle association. >> reporter: wayne lapierre, the long-time executive vice president of the nra, took to the podium in washington just an hour or so after the national moment of remembrance. for a week, the nra had been silent, uncharacteristically silent as their opponents lambasted them. >> change, change, change! >> reporter: today, lapierre
community of newtown, connecticut, mourned the young teacher who died trying to protect her first grade class, while school districts across the country are now beefing up security. in the wake of this tragedy, schools nationwide are grappling with the difficult questions about keeping their students safe, including the debate over arming teachers with guns. here's alex perez. >> reporter: she came face to face with unthinkable horror and fought to save her first graders. laid to rest today, 27-year-old sandy hook teacher vicki soto. those remembers her we're green ribb ribbons, her favorite color. her sister jillian, already know what the world is remembering, saying you have been a hero to me for a lot longer than five days. you've been my big sister, the one i've always looked up to. among the mourners, family friend musician paul simon who performed "the sound of silence." soto did everything she could to keep her school family safe and worried teachers across the country are desperately working to make sure another sandy hook never happens again. at middleton elementary in chicago,
in connecticut continues. a community in mourning today. we just learned the identities of some of the young victims in yesterday's elementary school. we are waiting for that information. we expect it this morning. plus this. >> to be absolutely quiet. there are bad guys out there now we need to wait for the good guys. >> in all of the tragedy life saving stories, the teachers who kept the children safe and calm as the gunmen opened fire in the classroom. >> i am live in golden gate park where later this morning a vigil is set to remember the victims of the connecticut tragedy. the public is welcome. the public is welcome. i will tel and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go. >> we will take you live to newtown connecticut. authorities are expected to release more names of the victims of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school. some of the bodies are still inside the school. some have been removed. there are 27 victims. 20 of them children, 7 adults. one of the add dupts being the alleged shooter's moth
in mourning tonight. you're looking at an image of sandy hook, connecticut, the firefighters here hanging black bunting from their fire trucks today. the town in shock after yesterday's elementary school maasacre. >>> we welcome you back now to this special edition of "world news." this evening as this community comes to grip with an unfathomable tragedy we're learning more about the heroes. in the line of fire. in the heat of violence saved so many of those children. here's abc's amy robach tonight. >> reporter: for the last two years, dawn hochsprung, infused sandy hook elementary school with her own special magic. a modern principal. she tweet and organized happy hours for the teachers to share the best ipad apps for the classrooms. this a photo she shared on twitter. on the first day of school -- welcoming our kinders this morning. 74 new opportunities to inspire life long learning. she introduced this sandy hook book fairy, keeping book in our hearts and on our minds, she tweeted. and with her love of learning, she led a group of remarkable teachers who were there for their students,
family and friends came together to mourn, to cry and to remember the 27 lives lost here in newtown, connecticut. >> i'm so sorry. >> reporter: overnight, we learned from those lost, among them, 47-year-old dawn. and victy soto, a first grade teacher, whose first instinct was to protect her students, throwing herself in the line of fire. 20 of 27 victims were students at sandy hook elementary. 20 children. and now, 20 families mourn precious lives lost too soon. >> this scouring event, will be with us and them for years and years to come. >> reporter: and across the country, america mourns. as parents try to explain how a nightmare became a reality. you know, your child does not have have to been at the scene of this tragedy to be traumatized. seeing or hearing the images on the screen are traumatic enough. if you have an older child, make sure you're talking to them about how they're feeling. george? >> okay, amy, thanks. >>> i'm here, now, with james willsie, the cousin of another victim and a hero, vicki soto, a teacher at the school. i'm so sorry for your loss. your cousin, from
. >> our coverage continues. a community is in mourning today. we are waiting for a news conference about yesterday's elementary school shooting. plus -- >> to be absolutely quiet. i said there are bad guys out there now we need to wait for the good guys. >> in all of the tragedy some life saving stories the teachers who kept children safe and calm as the gunman opened fire in classrooms. >> plus people across the bay area are gathering to mourn and remember the connecticut victims. i am kierra clapper live in golden gate park. i will tell you abo >> it is 6:28. these are live pictures from newtown connecticut. we are waiting for a news conference where authorities will give an update on the investigation. the investigation into the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school there are 27 victims. 20 of those are children leaving 7 adults. we also learned this morning the shooter adam lanza brought three guns into the school. the weapons were registered to his mother. this morning the community in mourning and asking why did this happen? >> all units the individual i have on the phone
in mourning today as we are learning new information about the crime, the shooter and what exactly happened inside the school. amid all of the tragedy, life saving stories, the teachers that kept children safe and calm as the gunman opened fire in classrooms. >> live at golden gate park where a few members of the san francisco community are gathering to remember the 27 victims of the connecticut shooting. we'll bring it to you here live right after the break. >> a live look at san francisco at flag at half-staff on the embarcadero overlooking the bay as ordered >>> it was not allowed enter if you will. >> new information from connecticut state police. they say the gunman adam lanza forced his way into the school. there are 27 victims including the shooter's mother, 20 children and seven adults in all. police say the shooter brought three guns into the school and the weapons were registered to his mother. a community mourns and asks why did this happen. [ siren ] >> you are continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. >> the first words were chilling and only got worse. >> they are rep
inside that school who lost their lives. distraught family and friends came together to mourn, to cry and to remember the 27 lives lost here in newtown, connecticut. >> i'm so sorry. >> reporter: overnight, we learned the names of those we lost, among them, 47-year-old dawn hochsprung. an award-winning principal. and 27-year-old vicki soto, a first grade teacher, whose first instinct was to protect her students, throwing herself in the line of fire. 20 of 27 victims were students at sandy hook elementary. 20 children. and now, 20 families mourn precious lives lost too soon. >> this scaring event, will be with us and them for years and years to come. >> reporter: and across the country, america mourns. as parents try to explain how a nightmare became a reality. almost impossible to explain. experts say that your children don't have to have been here at the scene to be traumatized. just hearing and listening to what happened here in connecticut is traumatic in and of itself. if you have little ones, shield them from this coverage. and your older ones, you want to talk to them and let th
in jail. >>> jazz fans are mourning the legendary pianist and bay area native, dave brew beck. ♪ ♪ brubeck obtained pop star claim with take five. he became famous for being one of the few white jazz musicians who played at black clubs during the height of segregation. he passed way from heart failure at a hospital in connecticut. he was born in concord and grew in the bay area. he was one day short of his 92nd birthday >>> the london hospital where the duchess of cambridge is being treated is most likely -- an australian disc jockey called pretending to be the queen. >> when is a good time to visit? >> i suggest any time after 9:00 would be suitable. >> the deejay connected with one of kate's personal nurses who actually gave an update on her condition. she is being treated for severe form of morning sickness. she is feeling better which is comforting news for prince william he was all smites as he left the hospital last night -- he was all smiles as he left the hospital last night. >> the keen wouldn't speak like that. >> she wouldn't call her -- herself she has people. >> we have people
mourning the passing of dave brubeck. brubeck attained pop star acclaim with his album timeout, the first ever million selling kÑÑ0gó;vtv it included classic hit "take five" which you just heard. he was famous for playing in black jazz clubs during the height of segregation. dave brubeck died in connecticut one day short of his 92 birthday. >> with a a gift to all of use spencer christian had a chance to meet with him. >> great pleasure of seeing him perform several times. met him once, what a ja. just warm, accessible ask engaging. and a genius. >> yes. yes. >> absolutely. well, let's talk weather. things are beginning to calm down a bit. we're going to be drying out soon. a live view from our camera in emeryville looking at cloudy skies. not many locations receiving rainfall but we do have showers showing up down in parts of the south bay. there you can south of san jose and not far from gill roi. actually closer to morgan hill and san martin now. an area of light showers and away from populated areas so our rainfall system for now is winding don. we can see showers before the night
near sacramento and ward streets. tonight her family and friends are in mourning. leslie brinkley is at the imerkly -- is at the berkeley police department for us. leslie? >> reporter: that's right, carolyn. police tonight identify the victim as tift-year-old pam mullins of berkeley. she died at about this hour last night as she road her boy sickle. >> we got a call of possibly a bicyclist in an injury collision. >> reporter: that was 11:30 on tuesday night. when police arrived they found a woman on the sidewalk in front of longfellow middle school. her family said she had been shot once in the head as she road her bike. and she died on the sidewalk and and they were one block away on sacramento street. candles spelled out her name as relatives stood here stunned to see her die. >> we wish she was sill here. >> she said she road her bicycle to jobs in the neighborhood as a caregiver to senior citizens. >> she was a loving person. she wept to work and came home. why would someone want to do something like this to her? >> her brother described her as very giving to the community. >>
streets. tonight her family and friends are in mourning. leslie brinkley is at the imerkly -- is at the berkeley police department for us. leslie? >> reporter: that's right, carolyn. police tonight identify the victim as tift-year-old pam mullins of berkeley. she died at about this hour last night as she road her boy sickle. >> we got a call of possibly a bicyclist in an injury collision. >> reporter: that was 11:30 on tuesday night. when police arrived they found a woman on the sidewalk in front of longfellow middle school. her family said she had been shot once in the head as she road her bike. and she died on the sidewalk and and they were one block away on sacramento street. candles spelled out her name as relatives stood here stunned to see her die. >> we wish she was sill here. >> she said she road her bicycle to jobs in the neighborhood as a caregiver to senior citizens. >> she was a loving person. she wept to work and came home. why would someone want to do something like this to her? >> her brother described her as very giving to the community. >> a kind person. he
are in mourning tonight after singer jenny rivera was killed in a plane crash last night. she is known as the diva of the banda. the california native exploded onto mexico's music scene as a single mom in her 30s, became a star and was poised to break into the american market with a comedy series on abc. jenny rivera was 43. >>> up next on "jimmy kimmel live." >> my favorite thing about hanukkah is there's no wrong way to spell it. i think chewbacca is acceptable. >> ted danson. >> how nice. you wore your men's club tie. >> yeah. >> oh! >> and emilia clarke. >> you got punched by a hooker? >> yes. >> what did she say? >> introducing reindeer in the mirror.
saint rose catholic church here in newtown, connecticut, to mourn the loss of 26 people, including 20 schoolchildren, most between the ages of 5 and between years old, shot and killed in their elementary school classrooms this morning. schools in this town are part of the draw for people who live here with some of the highest test scores in the state. the kind of place parents move for the sake of their children. abc's dan harris has been at the scene since early today. dan? >> reporter: cynthia, good evening. it all started a little way behind the volunteer fire department, down the road at a suburban elementary school which tonight is in the history books for the worst of all possible reasons. and this town, which one parent today described as the safest place in america, is in total shock. 90 minutes into the school day on a bright winter morning here, police got a call from the sandy hook elementary school. >> sandy hook school, caller's indicating she thinks there's someone shooting in the building. >> reporter: at around 9:30, the shooter, 20-year-old adam lanza, a former studen
, addressing your questions, searching for solutions, as we mourn newtown as a nation. across more than a few of our message boards, we've seen more than a few people raise concern over violent video games and the cultural effect of having so many young men living virtual lives as first person shooters. tonight abc takes a look. >> reporter: across the country this week, america's love affair with violence is under the microscope. two of hollywood's hottest new releases, both shoot 'em ups, "jack reacher" and "django unchained" cancelled premieres out of respect. "hitman" led david axelrod to tweet, shouldn't we also quit marketing murder as a game? while the adults were asking questions, america's kids went on their daily shooting spree. it is virtual violence. in this case, playing one of the most popular, profitable and most violent games, "call of duty," a so called first person shooter, because the player t e takes on a killer's point of view. but is this just good fun or is an entire generation being trained and desensitized to the act of shooting people? thomas and steven are typical
. -- people are mourning the victims of the shooting. here's a look at one hoff the several vigils that have come together today in the bay area. reporter: this vigil is just about to begin. i talked for just a few minutes with the organizer. she says she is actually quite surprised by the responseses she got last night as she sent out the e-mail alert. she says she is expecting 40 people to turn out to this event, and if you consider that this is a pretty drizzly and cold evening, that would be a very good response. among those who are here, is a local pastor, laura rose. she says she also has family in connecticut. in fact two of her cousins were among those who were at sandy hook elementary school yesterday, and they managed to escape. now, i will be talking with her a little later. the organizer of the vigil tells me the tragedy in connecticut has seemed to touch a nerve because there are several similar vigils being organized across the country just like this one, and this one is just about to begin as it is in progress, obviously, we'll be staying here and we'll have more details on th
at the elementary school. this evening the president travels to newtown, connecticut as the nation mourns the victims after the deadliest shooting at an elementary school in america. the 20 children, the little girl at the piano with her brother, she did not survive. ♪ come now almighty king >> the new details about the children who did escape. the children found hiding when police arrived. the extraordinary instincts of one little girl, the only one to survive in her class. >> and the first words she said
of support for everyone in newtown, connecticut. >> and students and staff are mourning loss of one of their senior football players. the 17-year-old shot and killed saturday night. abc 7 news is live for us in concord tonight. >> students tell us there was a moment of silence for montreal blakely. blakely played offense and defense for the football team police say he was shot and killed saturday night in san francisco bay view district. around 10. a friend took him to the hospital where he was pro downsed -- pronounced dead nchl addition to moment of silence, students say many wore black today. they found out about his death yesterday. sleea social media. there is a vigil yil planned friday evening on the football field, parents weary of what feels like unrelentding violence. >> there is no value put only. every day you read about something, hearing about something where taking someone's life seems to be the most immediate, simple way to address a problem. >> it was shocking. very tragic. i heard he was a great guy. i didn't -- i didn't know what to think. >> people have been sayin
will return to classes tomorrow. they took monday off to mourn the 20 children and 6 adults killed at sandy hook elementary on friday. all schools in the district will have increased security. investigators have not yet said what sparked the shooting ramp page. they did tell reporters 2 female employee shot friday survive. investigators previously said there was just one wounded survivor. funerals are scheduled all week for those who lost their lives in the attack. earlier today service marking the passing of 6-year-old the and twin sister in another classroom during the shooting. she survived. >> second funeral today was held for another young victim another child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the fawn rall started today. they will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the t
was filled to capacity and hundreds more stood outside to pray and mourn. vigils have popped up all over the country including this one in mill valley where 20 people turned out to remember the victims. sergio quintana is live in walnut creek where another vigil was held tonight. >> reporter: about 24 people turned out for this vigil on the front steps of walnut creek city hall. they left behind a card and candle, flowers to honor those who were killed in connecticut and himself they came together to share in some comfortable in the face of such tragedy. >> this candlelight vigil like so many across the country came together within just a few hours. organizer ashley montgomery was compelled to do something after watching news reports. >> something like this, our hearts are broken but we gather here like this it shows our spirit is not broken. >> among those were elementary aged students. >> did you hear it through friends or did you hear it on the phone? >> i heard it from my mom. >> his mother tells me she had a conversation with him about the shooting in connecticut when she picked him
of mourning there? yes. very much so. here in connecticut, while folk as cross the country are get rgd to celebrate the christmas holiday shopping, wrapping gifts, get rgd to spend time with family and friends, this community, sandy hook newtown and surrounding towns still m a deep state of mourning. >> it's a community still anxious, children return to school in newtown, connecticut. classes back in session today at all schools except sandy hook. 20 children and six staff members trying to protect them were murdered on friday. >> i know a lot of people are nervous to be back to school. a lotñ# people don't want to be@a2x here. >> as a parent we send our dhoirn school. and we want them to come back home, we want to hold them, love them. we want them to come back home at]xíim the end of the day. >> in monroe a welcome sign hang as cross the street from the shuttered school being transformed into a campus for displaced sandy hook students. >> i hope they're able to cope with it. i don't know if they'll be ready to go back to school. >> funerals continued for those killed in sandy hook
was shot and six others were killed. >> we mourn with you for the fallen. we join you in your grief. >> reporter: today the president recited a grim list of other places now known for horrific gun violence on his watch. a shopping mall in oregon, a sikh temple in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado. today the president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> the only action we know for sure he would take is this one. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. >> reporter: earlier tonight, the president was scheduled to spend time with the first lady and first daughters, we're presuming that hug took place. house speaker john boehner announced that he would forego the traditional weekly republican address so the president could speak for the entire nation at this time of
is mourning two firefighters that were shot to death as they responded to a call. the shooter, 62-year-old ex-con, killed himself. several homes burned down. and the gunman's sister who lived with him, is among those still unaccounted for. >>> the entertainment world is mourning actor jack klugman. best moknown for playing oscar madison in "the odd couple." klugman had dozens of other credits in films and television. including an emmy for a dramatic role. jack klugman was 90 years old. >>> and a denver man is hoping for more than most this christmas. he's hoping for a new life, courtesy of the white house. eight years ago, a brutal beating left benjamin kyle with no memory of who he is. and as a result, he has no identification. he is hoping a petition to the white house will help him get a new social security number, as well as a new life. >>> here's a look at your christmas day forecast. there could be severe storms, tornadoes in alabama, mississippi and louisiana. foggy this morning from tallahassee to atlanta. heavy snow in oklahoma. and a storm moves in the northwest. cool temperatures i
here. >>> in the nfl today, they were mourning their tragic loss. the dallas cowboys bowing their heads in a moment of silence to remember their teammate jerry brown who died in a car accident. it was another team member, josh brent, who was driving. he is charged with driving drunk and manslaughter. today in court, he was unable to make dale. he issued a statement saying i will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life. >>> there is more ahead. a medical break through when it comes to helping your memory. a pacemaker for the drain? what it could mean in the fight against alzheimer's. and johnny football becomes johnny heisman. tonight, we take to you his hometown. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in
. >>> family and friends are mourning the loss of jenny rivera. a superstar of latin music. friends gathered to share their tears and memories. >> so called diva de la banda was on the way to a concert when her plane crashed. [ singing in foreign language ] >> reporter: belilderment and a sense of loss after news of her plane crash in mexico. >> think it will be devastating. >> reporter: the superstar was traveling in a private jet when controllers lost contact ten minutes after takeoff. a total of seven people were on the plane. mexican officials say they have found the wreckage, but no survivors. >> okay, right now, it's confirmed, the plane went down. the plane is totalled. it's nobody in side survived. >> reporter: the 43-year-old superstar singer was boring to mexican immigrants in long beach, california. she performed in the regional style called bonda. she spoke to audiences as a reality tv show star on her cable show, "i love jenny." she just signed with abc to host her own show. >>> a powerful storm that dumped more than a foot of snow from the dakotas so wisconsin has finally taper
. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out to mexico where her plane went down, but they are holding on to the slimmest of hopes that they'll find her alive. >> we thank god for the life he's given my sister, for all the triumphs and the successes she's had. we expect there will be more in the future. >> that was one of jenni's four brothers in long beach, california where she was born. she has one sister and she was the mother of five and the grandmother of two. >> large family. so sad. and of course, she was a superstar of latin music. but she was about to cross over big-time into the main stream with songs in english and a network tv show right here in fact on
. thank you, chris. >>> and friday has been set aside as a day of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown schools showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smiling from the windows and reaching out for a hug from a policeman. and dan harris was there. >> reporter: they were greeted at the door with hugs from teachers. the buses bore ribbons in green and white, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there was serious security. police checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what else are you gonna do? >> reporter: sandy hook itself remains closed indefinitely. parents say they have been told classes will resume in an unused middle school in the next town over some time in january. sara's 5-year-old william was across the hall from a class that was attacked. >> i'm so nervous. i'm scared and i will be frightened on the first day of school and many days after that. >> reporter: karen's son is a
were gunned down. today, there were five more funerals. and tomorrow will be a day of mourning across connecticut. at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, a moment of silence to mark the one-week anniversary of the tragedy. >>> and also today, vice president joe biden began his task of curbing gun violence in america. he called in cabinet officials, police chiefs and law enforcement experts to give him ideas. and one of those men was the chief of police in baltimore, maryland, jim johnson, who said it's time to stop letting anyone who wants to fire off dozens of bullets without even having to reload. and he shows abc's john quinones the mere seconds that could save lives. >> reporter: they come in cases of 20, 30, even 120 bullets. maximum fire power packed into high capacity magazines. >> a lot more fire power. >> reporter: when the magazine is loaded into a weapon, a shooter can keep firing until it's empty. by then, the damage can be devastating. and this is why the police chief in baltimore county, maryland, wants to outlaw all but the smallest of these magazines. right here, this is it? >> yes, s
. the topeka, kansas, police force is in mourning this morning after two of its officers were gunned down. >> both men were shot in the head when they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside a grocery store. and now there's an intense manhunt for the suspect, believed to be a 22-year-old man. >>> in suburban chicago, police surrounded a home depot as they searched for two men who robbed another store earlier. they say the armed robbers wore ski masks when they entered a nearby radio shack and took equipment and cash. a police dog then followed their trail to the home depot. >>> also, shoppers at a southern california mall ran for cover after a gunman opened fire there over the weekend. police say the shooter got off 50 shots into the air and on the ground before laying his gun down and simply giving up. investigators say he was apparently unhappy about his life and the shooting was a way of letting off some steam. thankfully, no one was seriously hurt. >>> there are reports of progress in the fiscal cliff talks. sources say house speaker john boehner is now willing to consid
monday off to mourn the 20 children and 6 adults killed at sandy hook elementary on friday. all schools in the district will have increased security. investigators have not yet said what sparked the shooting ramp page. they did tell reporters 2 female employee shot friday survive. investigators previously said there was just one wounded survivor. funerals are scheduled all week for those who lost their lives in the attack. earlier today service marking the passing of 6-year-old the and twin sister in another classroom during the shooting. she survived. >> second funeral today was held for another young victim another child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the today. rall started today. ty will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the tiny town nature mayor people come from
. >>> the family in mourning. a father and son drowned in the bay. tonight their family talks to abc-7 news about their loved ones. >> a wave crashing down tonight. the high surf advisory in effect and what you need to know if you're heading for the coast. abc-7 news at 6:00 starts now. >> ama: good evening, thank you for joining us, i'm ama daetz. a robbery on a san francisco street takes a violent turn when the thief kills the victim's dog. sergio quintana spoke with the victim today. reporter: the woman is devastated by this. the says she is not too shaken up because she was mugged bus it heartbroken her attacker brutally killed her dog. this is rocksie -- rocksie. she says she couldn't find her phone while driving so she pulled over to look for it near golden gate in the tenderloin. she got out of her car to look on the passenger side and a man walked up to her and demannedded money and then took $5 from her pocket. he noticed her dog was barking, threatened to kill the dog, and then snatched the dog out of the driver's side door. >> he put roxie over his head and threw her towards incoming t
. every corner of this community is still mourning the loss of those innocent lives. every where you go people are shaking. the schools they are going to be closed tomorrow for more day of grieving. >> overnight they had vigils even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. he described the last time he saw his daughter emily. >> she said she loved me i gave her a kiss and i went out the door. >> emily is one of the victims all of the children 1st graders 6 or 7 years old. 6 adults were also killed among them the school principal and psychologist both married with children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter in order to protect her sue dents as was the school psychologist. >> the grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this probably is the worst i have ever seen. >> we are learning more about adam lanza the 22-year-old shooter heavily armed and coded in kevlar came in by breaking the glass. he is a former student and his mother worked as a teacher's aid there according to her aunt. >> she
bowl. >>> texas and matt brown, -- marion grice left the team to mourn the loss of his brother who was killed over a pair of air jordans. he was back with the game against navy. at&t converted to the gridiron, the sun devils 4ed 21-0 of the first quarter. kelly threw four touchdowns, three of them to rosms it was 34-7 at the half. san jose native, cameron marshal. scored twice. the sun devils route navy. they finished 8-5. >> this is my last game, college game, and i went out with a bang, and then on top of that, i'm at home itch feel -- home. i feel real good right now. >> able to get the win in my home town, and it's been a blast. >> and the alamo bowl. leave it to the beaverrers. this touchdown put them up by ten. the longhorns quarterback with two fourth quarter scores, this one gave texas its first lead of the night. the defense did the rast. oak oak -- texas beats oregon state, both teams finished 9-4, this sports report was brought to you tonight by river rock casino. >> ama: thank you so much. thank you for joining us. that it for this edition of abc-7 news. we continue tom
yesterday, mourning his death. >>> westfield shopping center expected to open this morning after a fire. the fire broke out at a restaurant on the 4th floor after 8:30 last night. the theater was temporarily evacuated no word on a cause. >>> 6:07. traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside now, highway 87, held lights moving along just fine, no moisture on the roads this morning. in a couple of days that is going to change. mike will fill you in coming up. sue is following your traffic. >>> ranking religion. ! >>> welcome back. live doppler you see showers even thunderstorms over the ocean clear over land with our coast tilting northwest shower off the shore near ft. bragg could get close to sea ranch move -- most of us are going to be safe visibility limited other than a few clouds here and there not much to talk about as far as fog or frost, yet this morning. off to a cooler start, low to mid 40s, 30s north bay valleys, near 50 and more sun 4:00, back into the 40s, for the evening. >>> inching along behind the bay bridge toll, metering lights on tra
of teacher victoria soto. as the community mourns we now know the names of the youngest victims. reporter: tonight we're hearing a father's anguish, robby parker lost his daughter emily. she was six. >> i don't know how you get through michigan like -- through something like this. i don't understand. >> and this evening a portrait of the gunman. in one class, every student but one shot and killed. 15 first grades in that one room alone lost in an instant in another classroom, five of the victims were children. a little boy who had a twin sister, he died. his twin in another classroom, hiding in the bathroom with her teacher, survived. the school principal is among the dead. dawn hochsprung and she might have turned on the p.a. system so the eachers could be warned. mary sher hawk. her family saying mary felt like she was doing god's work, another teamer, victor yeah soto, her body found shielding her students. >> her life's dream was to be a teacher, and her instincts kicked in. >> and tonight some of the youngest faces, katherine hubbard, six years old, her family saying, we're greatly s
that mere words can thought match the depths of your sorrow. >> the president joins a community in mourning tonight. good evening. i'm ama dates. president obama visited the grief-stricken community of newtown, connecticut where he met with the victims' families. he will have more on tonight's services in a few minutes. we begin with abc news reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information. we learned adam lanza, the shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree
football fields. sunday night, hundreds of fans gathered for a candle light vigil in los angeles to mourn her death. rivera had just finished a concert in monterrey. this photo taken by her makeup artist moments before the flight shows rivera and the other passengers. the 43-year-old was born in long beach, california, had rinz to worldwide fame singing mexican b banda style music. >> when she was on the stage, he reflected what was happening in her life. >> reporter: rivera, a mother of five and grandmother of two had become a crossover tv star, recently joining the abc television family to star in a self-titled television series. overnight, on twitter, an outpouring of grief from pit bull and gloria es tef fa. to ricky martin and eva longoria, who wrote, we lost a legend today. she was set to take part in the voice mexico. she was 43 years old. >>> also breaking overnight, all eyes on north korea on the verge of a possible rocket launch. they planned to send a satellite into orbit as early as today. a glitch forced them to extend the launch window. >>> growing concern about the health o
. for the second time in as many weeks the nfl is mourning the loss of one of its players. the dallas cow likewise josh brent will in court this morning. we're hearing from brent for the first time this morning. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: police say that josh brent was speeding down this road when his mercedes crashed, flipped and caught fire. in the passenger seat, his teammate, jeff brown. brent was given and failed field sobriety tests. brown was rushed to a hospital where he died. >> once the officers learned that brown had passed away then mr. price-brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> on behalf of josh, a tremendous loss to him. >> reporter: it's not the first time that brent has been charged with drinking and driving. he was arrested in college and sentenced to 60 days behind bars. from his jail cell overnight he released a statement. it's been a tragic week for the nfl. last saturday, kansas city chiefs jovan belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself just hours earlier, police talked to belcher found passed out in his car. >> how are
to at least 25 years. >> number four, millions are mourning the death of the wildly popular singer jenni rivera. a small jet carrying the superstar and six others crashed in northern mexico yesterday. investigators trying to determine why the plane vanished from radar after taking off. >>> number five, the duchess kate middleton's health took a turn for the worse over the weekend not serious enough to readmit her to the hospital. the australian radio ski jays at the center of the prank call scandal suspended, their show cancelled. >>> 6:53. if you are hoping for a holiday gift from your employer, don't get your hopes up too high. >> jane king joins us live from the new york stock exchange. >>> good morning. up and down morning here so far, investigators responding to political uncertainties in italy now the worry is leadership change would disrupt efforts to curb debt, that is a sensitive issue here with the fiscal cliff possibly approaching. tomorrow we did have the start of a two-day fed meeting, expected to possibly look at more economic stimulus. market diet, dow and nasdaq positive,
by taliban in afghanistan turns to mourning the death of one of his rescuers. a member of seal team 6 brazen night mission raiding a taliban camp saturday night to rescue the doctor. he was taken hostage while working for a charity. the special forces took fire, killing several taliban, at least one u.s. service member was injured in the raid and later died from his wounds. look for more on the story from martha raddatz on "good morning america" at 7:00. >>> today final day forbidders interested in taking over what is left of hostess to step forward. so far 160 companies have expressed interest, including wonder bread and twinkies after the company closed last month. hit facilities across the country, including oakland. this morning reporting hostess used employee pension wages to stay afloat not clear how much money was taken. >>> if you are traveling by air, get ready for onboard humor. >> here's jane king. >>> good morning. how much have you spent shopping online? online holiday spending in the u.s. 26.6 billion dollars so far this year, 13% more than this time last year. it is not over y
mourning. other high profile crashes involving learjets golfer stewart and few others were killed in 1999, former blink drummer barker severely injured in a crash in 2008 in south carolina that killed four people. live in the newsroom, katie marzullo. >>> this morning san francisco police are on the hunt for the person who shot a man in the city's mission district. officers responded to reports of multiple shots fired before 8:00 last night. they found the victim in the street. police had not released his name or said if they have suspects. members of the gang task force were on the scene. >>> pleasant hill police investigating another pipe bomb incident, a parent potted the device outside the office at pleasant hill elementary school yesterday afternoon. the bomb squad determined the device was an close and they were able to safely remove it. it could have done cap damage if it had been off. -- have done significant damage if it had gone off. >>> friday police arrested two teenaged boys on suspicion of blowing up a mailbox with a homemade device they had a second home in their possession
kwan. i'll see you later today. >>> coming up next, the family in mourning after a father and son are killed fishing in the bay. and the end of the free ride for sunday drivers in san francisco. a new policy for parking meters that many f >> breaking news. san jose fire officials are beginning what one says will be a long investigation into a fatal fire that began late last night. three people, including a baby, died when flames swept through an apartment building. abc7 news reporter kera klapper joins us live from the scene. good morning. >> good morning. as you mentioned, three people are dead this morning and crews are still here on the scene more than six hours after the initial calls came in to report the fire. this is in an multi--building apartment complex but fortunately it was kept to one building on bridgeport court in san jose. you are seeing video from overnight. the two-alarm fire engulfed the building and gutted the apartment where it ignited. it originated in a second floor apartment. witnesses called 911 saying three people were trapped inside the apartment. at thi
to the burning homes. outside the firehouse, this tight-knit community is in mourning. >> his mom passed away and he lived with his sister. they believe he lured firefighters into the ambush by setting fire to their home and his own car. >> dan: unbelievable. today's tragedy in new york has touched from a firefighters all over the nation. the bay area is no exception. coming up at 5:00, we'll talk to local firefighters about the dangers they face on the job and what they are planning to do. >> carolyn: registered nurses at nine bay area hospitals are walking the picket lines for a one-day strike. this is the eighth walkout by the california nurses association against sutter health this year. union has been in contentious contracted negotiations for the past 18 months. sutter did hire replacement nurses to fill in. strike is scheduled to end at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. >>> if you are interested in a career as a california highway patrol officer you might want to work on your resume. they will be accepting applications for a free day period after the year. you can only apply online and dates from th
friday, a day of mourning throughout connecticut, where that marks that one week anniversary of the tragic shooting. he's asking anybody who can to ring a bell 26 times 9:30 in the morning honoring the 20 children and six staff members who died. >>> stay with abc 7 for continuing coverage. abc7 news will have a special report 8:45 this morning when president obama holds his white house briefing to announce new gun control task force he has planned. >>> startedding to feel like winter. -- starting to feel like winter. >>> waiting for pictures to come in of people scraping windshields, it is kind of dark out, it would be neat to see some especially with the holiday decorations. good morning. coming up on 6:18 beautiful picture from vollmer peak looking towards emeryville to san francisco. live doppler yesterday showers obvious the ocean today maybe a -- over the ocean, today maybe a few clouds and that's it, all of us clear this morning with dry air right now it is going to push off that rain a little longer than what we talked about yesterday. first out the door, 28° fairfiel
. for sports on this sunday morning, i'm rick kwan. i'll see you later today. >> up next, a family in mourning after a father and son are killed fishing in the bay. and the end of the free ride for sunday drivers in san francisco. a new policy for parking meters >> we are continuing to follow breaking news in san jose where fire investigators are into their tenth hour looking into the cause of an apartment fire that killed three people and sent three others to the hospital, including a san jose police officer. the officer was treated for breathing smoke after he went inside a burning second floor apartment on bridgeport court just after 11:00 last night. he managed to rescue one resident. the bodies of two adults and one child were found inside. two others were taken to local hospitals for smoke inhalation. 56 people who live in that complex are now displaced. this morning we are learning more about the two people who drown off the marin headlands while fishing. nine-year-old juan carlos escamillo-monroy was swept out into the surf by a wave. his father, 37-year-old juan escamillo-rojas, jumpe
, -- marion grice left the team to mourn the loss of his brother who was killed over a pair of air jordans. he was back with the game against navy. at&t converted to the gridiron, the sun devils 4ed 21-0 of the first quarter. kelly threw four touchdowns, three of them to rosms it was 34-7 at the half. san jose native, cameron marshal. scored twice. the sun devils route navy. they finished 8-5. >> this is my last game, college game, and i went out with a bang, and then on top of that, i'm at home itch feel -- home. i feel real good right now. >> able to get the win in my home town, and it's been a blast. >> and the alamo bowl. leave it to the beaverrers. this touchdown put them up by ten. the longhorns quarterback with two fourth quarter scores, this one gave texas its first lead of the night. the defense did the rast. oak oak -- texas beats oregon state, both teams finished 9-4, this sports report was brought to you tonight by river rock casino. >> ama: thank you so much. thank you for joining us. that it for this edition of abc-7 news. we continue tomorrow morning at 5:00. i'm aim -- ama daet
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